New International Version
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
King James Bible
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills, by righteousness.
World English Bible
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation
The mountains bear peace to the people, And the heights by righteousness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The mountains shall bring peace - Perhaps mountains and hills are here taken in their figurative sense, to signify princes and petty governors; and it is a prediction that all governors of provinces and magistrates should administer equal justice in their several departments and jurisdictions; so that universal peace should be preserved, and the people be every where prosperous; for שלום shalom signifies both peace and prosperity, for without the former the latter never existed.
But what is the meaning of "the little hills by righteousness?" Why, it has no meaning: and it has none, because it is a false division of the verse. The word בצדקה bitsedakah, in righteousness, at the end of Psalm 72:3, should begin Psalm 72:4, and then the sense will be plain. Psalm 72:3 : "The mountains and the hills shall bring prosperity to the people." Psalm 72:4 : "In righteousness he shall judge the poor of the people: he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor."
The effects, mentioned in the fourth verse, show that King Solomon should act according to the law of his God; and that all officers, magistrates, and governors, should minister equal rights through every part of the land. The Septuagint has the true division: Αναλαβετω τα ορη ειρηνην τῳ λαῳ σου, και οἱ βουνοι· Εν δικαιοσυνῃ κρινει τους πτωχους του λαου, κ. τ. λ. "The mountains shall bring peace to thy people, and the hills: In righteousness shall he judge the poor of thy people," etc.
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It is pleasant, then, to find that there is one thing which is to last for ever. Concerning that one thing we hope to speak to-night, if God will enable me to preach, and you to hear. "His name shall endure for ever." First, the religion sanctified by his name shall endure for ever; secondly, the honor of his name shall endure for ever; and thirdly, the saving, comforting power of his name shall endure for ever. I. First, the religion of the name of Jesus is to endure for ever. When impostors forged …
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The Millennium in Relation to Sin.
The Millennium in Relation to the World.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
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